SUNY Maritime President: Help Us Advocate in Support of the Jones Act

The following is a message from Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime: Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents, and Friends of Maritime College: The U. S. maritime industry needs our help. Please join our advocacy campaign in support of the Jones Act and contact your elected officials today. As you may know, there is much discussion in … [Read more...]

American Mariners Fret Over Attacks on Jones Act

By Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) -- On the darkened bridge of the Chesapeake Trader, with radio chatter filling the air, three officers were easing the giant freighter into San Francisco Bay when an unexpected vessel suddenly appeared on the starboard side. They scrambled to avoid catastrophe. The computerized simulation -- conducted in a landlocked office park … [Read more...]

Senator McCain’s Latest Jones Act Repeal Effort Unlikely to Progress – Holland & Knight

Senator John McCain's latest attempt to repeal the Jones Act seems to be dead in the water and will likely not pass either the Senate or House, according to attorneys at Holland & Knight. Senator McCain introduced the legislation in July, known as the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, just days before he underwent surgery to remove an aggressive brain tumor above his … [Read more...]